Hello to all you lovely people!
So it has been a while for me, I have had an extended break from running due to my feet. I went to get my shoes checked out and it seems I have run them into the ground already. Apparently even after losing all my weight I am still a heavy foot striker, who knew!! I certainly didn't. So that's the reason apparently that I am getting so many blisters as my shoes have lost their compression. I have to say that I was surprised, so the plan is to try and nurture the shoes until Christmas so I will be running a bit less than normal. Not an ideal situation in terms of getting some decent training in but needs must. I also purchased, in my case, the most expensive running socks ever £14 for a pair of socks!!!!! Still I have worn them 3 times and so far no blisters. Now I realise it is probably a combination of less running and the socks that have helped, but so far so good this week. I ran Monday, just a gentle 5k as I hadn't run in nearly 3 weeks, I ran a light set of intervals on a treadmill on Wednesday, and then another 5k today. I was surprised by my time today 28.22 considering I have been worried about losing my conditioning. I didn't even fall over at the end which was a major plus!
So the plan going up until Christmas will be to not run as far as normal, so no 10ks for me for a little while and then after Christmas (assuming MrsMat30 plays along) a new pair of shoes and then I can try and improve my times. Its a shame as I was hoping to build on my times right through the winter to make some improvements but there you go. In the grand scheme of things I am only competing against myself so its only in my head that I am being let down.
Anyway I hope that you have all been well and enjoyed my absence from rambling, I will subject you to it now that I am hopefully back. Stay well, and injury free and keep on running!